St Francis church

St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Latest News

We are preparing for the re-opening of St Francis Church for Sunday Mass from Sunday 4 October. The guidelines for re-opening give more information on how it will work. If you wish to attend, you must book a place.

We need many volunteers to help us re-open safely. If you would be willing to help, please contact Clare Byrne.

We are not currently producing a Franciscan newsletter. Any notices will be posted on the Latest News page.

Virtual Parish Gathering

There is a virtual parish gathering (or Vurch) happening through Zoom on Sundays at 11am. This will continue for some time after Church reopens for Sunday Mass.

  • Meeting ID: 700 601 109
  • Password:¬†StFrancis

For more information or to offer your help, please visit our Facebook Group or email

Live-streaming of Mass

You can watch a live-streaming of the Mass from St Marie’s Cathedral on Sundays at 11am and Monday to Saturday at 8am. You can follow its prayers at home and make an act of Spiritual Communion.

Our Parish

The Parish of St. Francis of Assisi is a lively and active parish, serving the areas of Crosspool, Sandygate, Lodge Moor, Ranmoor, Nether Green and Fulwood.

It is part of Sheffield Deanery in the Diocese of Hallam and is twinned with the Parish of St William of York.

The Parish Priest is Father Kevin Thornton and the Parish Deacon is Stephen Parker. We have an active parish council and the current chair is Nick Neale.